From Hive to Home: Honey Bee Kitchen Décor for Nature Lovers


Published: May 26, 2023
Updated: November 21, 2023

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With great grandparents who were honey bee farmers, a love for the buzzing beauties runs in my blood. Both my mother and I have always been drawn to bee-themed décor and items. Honeybee kitchen décor adds a touch of whimsy and warmth to your space, and it’s a great way to infuse some personality and an air of the outdoors into the heart of your home.

There are many ways to bring this theme into your kitchen, from honeycomb patterns to bee motifs. Whether you’re a collector of vintage bee-themed decor or simply looking for inspiration, this article will provide practical and stylish ideas to transform your kitchen into a hive of happiness. So, let’s explore how you can incorporate bee-themed décor into your kitchen and create a space that’s both functional and bee-autiful!

bee kitchen decor ideas

1. Hive Hangings

The easiest way to start creating a bee-themed kitchen would be with some framed art. These prints, created by an independent artist, are framed with durable wood and shatterproof plexiglass. If you rent, these prints can be hung on your kitchen walls with nails or command hooks to create a cheerful and inviting atmosphere. For a cohesive look, consider grouping all three prints together on one wall or mixing and matching with different bee-themed prints throughout your kitchen.

2. Bee Happy

Hand towels are an easy way to add some fun to your kitchen; they are easy to switch out as your style or season changes to create a curated space. Make your family or guests smile with some “bee happy” hand towels in your kitchen. These towels are not only functional, but they also add a charming touch to your buzzing décor. Place them on your kitchen island or hang them on your oven handle for easy access. They’re also a great way to add a pop of color to your kitchen and tie in other bee-themed accents.

3. Breezy Bumblebee Backdrop

I already have these in my cart, ready for checkout, because look at how absolutely stunning these drapes are. The gorgeous cotton with bumble bee motifs and shimmering metallic embellishments make a whimsical curtain look stunning in a naturalistic kitchen or adorable in a honeybee breakfast nook. The sheer fabric also adds a soft and airy feel to your space while giving you privacy at night; I would pair these with another on-theme item, a queen bee tie-back.

4. Queen Bee Tie Back

This bronze queen bee tie-back is a charming and playful addition to any window trim. It has gorgeous ornate patterning and is the perfect size to gather back a curtain panel or two, allowing for plenty of natural light to enter your space. The queen bee tie-back will be a cute and functional way to let in light while also adding to the room’s overall theme.

5. Buzzing Bee Biscuit Jars

I love having a few large jars on the counter for easy-to-grab items, especially at our tea and coffee station. A jar for coffee pods, a sugar jar, and a matcha jar would be my ideal trio and what I would use these beautiful honeycomb canisters for. This honeycomb kitchen canister set is a stylish and practical addition to any bee-themed kitchen. You can also mix and match them with other bee-themed accents to create a cohesive look. I would pick up a small ceramic honey jar shaped like a beehive with one of those precious honey dippers.

6. Buzz-Worthy Brass

Cooking and baking can get hectic and messy, especially when you lack counter space, give yourself some extra working room on your countertop by using these bee wall hooks to hang kitchen essentials. Use them to hang your oven mitts, aprons, and other kitchen accessories. These wall hooks not only add functional storage to your kitchen but also add an adorable touch to your overall design. You can choose from different finishes to perfectly match your existing décor or to add some contrast to your space.

7. Honeysuckle Heaven

One of the best ways to bring a bee-themed kitchen to life is with bee-patterned wallpaper. Whether you choose a bold, graphic pattern or a subtle, delicate one, the wallpaper adds a whimsy touch to the space. This pattern was my favorite; it is minimal, not too busy, and reminiscent of a warm cottage vibe. Consider pairing the wallpaper with simple white or neutral wooden cabinets, so the wallpaper can really shine.

8. Bees, Blossoms, and Banquets

A bee-themed table runner is a subtle way to incorporate the theme into your kitchen décor if you want the bee theme to be for just the summer. A tablecloth is perfect for protecting your furniture while also transforming your space into a fun summery experience. I would toss on a simple tablecloth, then style on top some simple dinnerware, a charcuterie cheese board, and a matching-themed tiered cake tray like the one below, then invite over some friends and family for a fun garden party.

9. Bee-Themed Cheese Board

Talisman Designs Beechwood Cheese Board, Laser Etched with Honey Bee Art, 7' Wide

A laser-engraved bee-themed cheese board is a great way to add a functional and decorative item to your kitchen. This cheese board features a detailed engraving of some bees and honeycomb. The natural wood of the cheese board will complement the naturalistic bee-themed decor in your kitchen and provide an excellent surface for serving cheese, crackers, and other essentials in a charcuterie spread. When you aren’t using the board, I would hang it on the wall as a piece of art to further add to the room’s aesthetic.

10. Combs, Colonies, and Cakes

Cake tray 3 Tier Ceramic Cake Stand Emboss Bee Pattern Wedding Fruit Plate Ceramics Cupcake For Cakes Desserts Fruits Candy Buffet Stand For Wedding Cake Stand (Color : White, Size : One size)

Every kitchen needs a tiered cake stand, whether that is for sweets or even to hold fruits and veggies. Not only is a themed stand practical for displaying desserts and fruits, but it also serves as an elegant decorative element. This stand is made with high-quality iron and completely unscrews into an easy-to-wash stackable serving kit to store in a cabinet. Arrange honey cupcakes or pastries on each tier and add some cute floral blossoms and candy bees to complete the look.

11. Hexagonal Honeycomb Heaven

YBING Hexagon Floating Shelves Wall Mounted Farmhouse Wood Storage Honeycomb Wall Shelf Set of 6 Hexagonal Shelves Wall Home Decor Hexagon Shelves for Living Room Bedroom Office, Light Brown

Hexagonal shelves are a great way to display your bee-themed kitchen décor. I would style these shelves in a cluster on the wall and use the shelves to display kitchen items such as small recipe books, spices, flowers, or decorative pieces. Or you can be really on theme and use them to store your extra jars of honey, creating a stunning wall display.

12. Bumblebee Garden Tea Set

Grace Teaware 5-Piece Glass Porcelain 13-Ounce Tea For One With Infuser (Gold Bees)

Every girl needs her own teapot, and you aren’t an exception. This Grace Teaware 5-piece glass porcelain set is a delightful and elegant set that is functional and has a gorgeous design with golden bees. This set includes a teapot, teacup, and saucer made from high-quality glass porcelain. The teapot has a 13-ounce capacity, perfect for brewing a generous cup of tea. The included infuser allows for easy steeping of loose-leaf teas, ensuring a flavorful and aromatic experience. The intricate gold bee pattern adds a touch of sophistication to the set, making it a stunning addition to any tea lover’s collection. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet moment alone or looking for some functional décor for your bee décor kitchen, a tea set like this would be perfect.

13. Honeycomb Hot Pads

When it comes to decorating your culinary space, the Counter Couture Bee Oven Mitt & Potholder is a delightful addition that brings both style and functionality. The bee motif featured on these kitchen essentials adds a charming touch to the overall decor. The oven mitt and potholder protect your hands from heat and serve as eye-catching accessories. The vibrant colors and intricate bee design create a cheerful atmosphere in the kitchen, making cooking and baking a joyful experience. I would thoroughly love using these and then hanging them up in my kitchen as functional décor pieces or leaving them styled on my countertop further to elevate the aesthetic appeal of a bee-themed kitchen.

Buzz Worthy Kitchen: Bee-Themed Décor Ideas for Your Kitchen

Incorporating bee-themed décor into your kitchen is a great way to add some personality and warmth to the heart of your home. From honeycomb patterns to bee motifs, there are so many ways to bring this theme into your kitchen. Whether you’re a collector of vintage bee-themed decor or simply looking for some inspiration to get started, the ideas presented in this article can help you create a bee-inspired space that’s both functional and beautiful.
Remember, the key to successful decorating is to find a balance between function and style. Choose pieces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also serve a purpose. The bee-themed decor is charming and practical, with items such as honeycomb jars and hand towels serving a proper function in the kitchen. So, whether you’re a busy bee in the kitchen or enjoy the beauty of these pollinators, let their sweet essence inspire you to create a buzz-worthy kitchen that’s both stylish and functional.

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